Monday, November 17, 2008

Trojan Horse

Chach, my college football guy, has expressed his hatred for all things USC. Among them, he's noted the high number of NFL busts from The Men of Troy. Pete Carroll supposedly "keeps reloading every year with a bevy of NFL talent..." Is this true? Or are these guys just over-hyped and drafted too high? You be the judge. Here's the list of notable USC guys drafted since 2000...I called Mel Kiper, he helped with these rankings. Of course, many are young enough to become good...Matt Lienart is a prime example.

Very Good
Reggie Bush, RB/KR (2006, 1st)
Troy Polumalu, S (Drafted 2003, 1st round)

Good
Ryan Kalil, C (2007, 2nd)
LenDale White, RB (2006, 2nd)
Matt Cassell, QB (2005, 7th)
Lofa Tatupu, LB (2005, 2nd)

Eh
Steve Smith, WR (2007, 2nd)
Justin Fargas, RB (2003, 3rd)

Bust
Dwayne Jarrett, WR (2007, 2nd)
Matt Lienart, QB (2006, 1st)
Winston Justice, OT (2006, 2nd)
Fred Davis, TE (2006, 2nd)
Dominique Byrd, TE (2006, 3rd)
Frostee Rucker, LB (2006, 3rd)
Mike Williams, WR (2005, 1st)
Kenechi Udeze, DE (2004, 1st)
Shaun Cody, DT (2005, 2nd)
Jacob Rogers, OT (2005, 2nd)
Keary Colbert, WR (2004, 2nd)
Travis Claridge, G (2000, 2nd)
RJ Soward, WR (2000, 1st)

Last Year's First Rounders
Sedrick Ellis, DT (2008, 1st)
Keith Rivers, LB (2008, 1st)
Sam Baker, OT (2008, 1st)
Lawrence Jackson, DT (2008, 1st)

His Own Category
Carson Palmer, QB (2003 1st) - Was great in his 2nd year. Blew out his knee, and has went downhill ever since...despite having a great WR combo. Now has arm problems and it's any one's guess if he can regain his pro bowl form.

6 comments:

Todd said...

Fred Davis was drafted this year in 2008. It'd be interesting to do a similar analysis on Texas guys too.

But I also need to pass on some terrible news to Woz. According to my Facebook, Trenni is in a relationship. It's Facebook official. It doesn't get any more official than that any more. He kind of looks like a goldfish or a shetland pony, very long face.

Charlie Marlow said...

Yeah, the facebook page, which apparently is the Brewers facebook page (eh..or was it the myspace...whatever I don't use that shit) says she is a non single female.

woziszeus said...

I guarantee whomever Trenni is dating is a full fledged Billups.

D'Amico's one good year said...

Udeze wasn't a bust.

He got cancer.

Small difference.

brad said...

DOGY - My bad.

D'Amico's one good year said...

It's cool. I'm not trying to be an ass. Just saying.

I miss baseball.

Did you guys see my university's unis this past weekend? (Oregon)